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WK 2 - DQ 6 - corporation can do exceedingly well.” Now...

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MGT/498 – Strategic Management University of Phoenix Professor:  TUGTEKIN GOKAYDIN Katie Williams 12/10/2011 Week 2 – Assignments Discussion Question #6: What is the difference between core and distinctive competencies? I think the best way to tell the difference between  core  and  distinctive  competencies  is defining them first. However, before we go on to define these two  terms, let us start with competencies.  According to (Wheelen, & Hunger, 2010, p.  138), “A competency is a cross-functional integration and coordination of  capabilities.”  Now that we know what a competency is, let us define core  competencies.  “A core competency is a collection of competencies that crosses  divisional boundaries, is widespread within the corporation, and is something that the 
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Unformatted text preview: corporation can do exceedingly well.” Now let us define distinctive competencies. “ When core competencies are superior to those of the competition, they are called distinctive competencies” (Wheelen, & Hunger, 2010, p. 138). Now that we have a proper understanding of each of these terms we should be able to define the differences more effectively. From what I understand, a core competency is a collection of competencies that crosses boundaries within an organization. An distinctive competencies is superior to all those of the competition. References: Wheelen, T. L., & Hunger, J. D. (2010). Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy: Achieving Sustainability (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall....
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